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Online forensics lesson helps students estimate time since death

November 23, 2015

NCSSM students who study forensic science, may participate in crime scenes labs, where they identify remains such as bones. Studying…

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NCSSM biology instructor Christine Muth shares curriculum on urban streams

November 18, 2015

Christine Muth helps students collect and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates in Eno River. Photo: Jeff Mahorney Growing up, NCSSM Instructor of…

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Free productivity tools for teachers

November 17, 2015

Freely-available software can help make teaching and learning more effective and fun. Image licensed CC0. There are a lot of…

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Design your next course by thinking backward

November 17, 2015

Outlining your course can be very helpful before you get started. By organizing learning objectives, themes become more apparent, and…

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5 ways to make your content more accessible

November 16, 2015

Following a few simple design guidelines can make a course much easier to navigate for those with disabilities. Image: Wikimedia…

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Flip boring classroom lectures

November 15, 2015

Recent studies show that lectures elicit about as much brain activity in students as passive television viewing. Photo: D. Sharon…